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RCMP member faces pornography charges

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An RCMP member stationed in Fond du Lac as a general duty constable has been charged with accessing child pornography and possession of child pornography. Aiden Arthur Pratchett was arrested by the Saskatchewan Internet Child Exploitation Unit on Dec. 22, 2014, and charged. The investigation began in October, when numerous computer devices were seized from his home. Pratchett was removed from the community and a Code of Conduct was ordered on Oct. 17, 2014. He was suspended with pay. No charges were laid at that time. Through the investigation, evidence was recovered to lay charges. “Allegations like these are disturbing when made against a member of the general public. We find it extremely disturbing that a serving police officer is facing charges like this,” said Superintendent Alfredo Bangloy in an RCMP news release. Pratchett will make his first court appearance at Provincial Court Jan. 28, in Prince Albert.